Student News Briefs: April 8, 2011

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MESSAGE FROM LES COOK, VICE PRESIDENT FOR STUDENT AFFAIRS:  As you many of you know, Gloria Melton will be retiring as the Dean of Students in August .   She has served in this role since 2004 and her compassion and insight will be missed.   I am happy to announce that Bonnie Gorman, Executive Director of Marketing and Communications, will be rejoining Student Affairs as the Dean of Students when Gloria retires in August .   Many of you know Bonnie has extensive experience in Student Affairs at other institutions as well as previously serving as Director of First Year Programs and the Associate Vice President for Student Life.   She is a great asset to the Michigan Tech community and I am excited to have her working more closely with students again.  If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact me at 487-2465 or lpcook@mtu.edu.

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FILM BOARD:  This week Film Board is showing The Mechanic in Fisher 135.  It will be shown on Friday, April 8th and Saturday, April 9th at 6:00, 8:30, & 11:00pm.  Tickets are $3 with a Tech ID and concessions range from 25 cents to 75 cents.  Contact Film Board’s Publicity Chair, Laura Holt (lmholt@mtu.edu), with questions.

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GREAT NORTHERN ADVENTURE RACE:  It’s not too late to register for  THE G.N.A.R. (The Great Northern Adventure Race) scheduled for Saturday, April 16 at Michigan Tech University.  Registrations are due by 5:00 pm today (Friday).  For more details and registration forms, go to: http://oap.mtu.edu/adventurerace/  or contact Lydia Patch at llpatch@mtu.edu.

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SUPERIOR WIND SYMPHONY AND CONCERT BAND:  The Superior Wind Symphony and Campus Concert Band present an afternoon concert on Sunday, April 10th, 2:00 PM, in the McArdle Theatre.  Please note that this concert date and location changed twice due to the band’s support of the Huskies Women’s Basketball Team’s appearance.  Following the Concert Band, various chamber music ensembles including the saxophone sextet and trombone quartet will take the stage to showcase their small group talents.  Ticket prices for the General Public are $10, $5 for Students, and free for Michigan Tech Students.  To purchase tickets, contact Michigan Tech Ticketing Operations at the Rozsa Box Office at (906)487-3200, the Central Ticket Office (SDC) at (906)487-2073, or go online at tickets.mtu.edu.  No refunds, exchanges, or late seating, please. 

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BIKE MAINTENANCE CLINIC:  The Outdoor Adventure Program will sponsor a Bike Maintenance Clinic on Wednesday, April 13 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Outdoor Adventure Program, 207 East Street across the highway from the main campus.  Representatives from local Outdoor Gear Outfitters (Downwind Sports, Cross Country Sports and The Bike Shop) will be present to conduct tune ups on bikes for $10.00.  Food and Drinks will be provided.  For additional information, contact OAP at 487-2290, or email oap@mtu.edu.

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MOTORCYCLE STUNT SHOW:  On Friday April 15, during Spring Fling, the Full Throttle Motorcycle Club of Michigan Tech is hosting a motorcycle stunt show!  Two great groups will be performing on our campus: Sick Air FMX, featuring freestyle motocross tricks, and the Smage Brothers, featuring trials riding.  Shows will begin at noon, 2:00, and 4:00, and are free for everyone.  PLEASE NOTE: The shows will take place in Lot 27 (the $2 lot), so this lot will be unavailable for parking all day on Friday, April 15.  For more questions about the stunt show, contact Kaitlyn Bunker at kjreed@mtu.edu.

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FREE BOWLING:  Join the sisters of Alpha Sigma Tau in a friendly bowling outing!  Bowling will be in the basement of the MUB on Wednesday, April 13 at 6:00 pm.  Drivers will meet in the residence hall lobbies at 5:45 pm to provide rides.  Contact Heather Bultman at hdbultma@mtu.edu with questions.  Hope to see you there!

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BENEFIT CONCERT FOR JAPAN:  The Praise In Effect Gospel Choir presents The Blood on Saturday, April 23 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the MUB Ballroom.  The concert is in support of Japan relief efforts and free will donations will be accepted.  For questions, contact Kari Jordan at kari@mtu.edu.

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SO YOU THINK YOU CAN’T DANCE:  You are welcome to join us anytime between 1-4 pm on Saturday, April 16, 2011 in the MUB Commons for “So You Think You Can’t DANCE” where the Society of Intellectual Sisters will teach you how to dance!  Admission is by donation and all of the proceeds from this event will go towards the Betty Chavis Scholarship Fund.  In recognition of Betty Chavis’ twenty years of service to Michigan Technological University, her colleagues, friends, alumni, and current students wish to acknowledge her unwavering commitment to diversity and young people at Michigan Tech and throughout the community by starting the Betty Chavis Scholarship Fund to assist students who have short-term, or unexpected financial need. 

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MOVE-IN VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES FOR FALL:  COMPASS (Center for Orientation, Mentoring, Parents and Academic Student Success) would like to invite student organizations to help Michigan Tech’s  first-year students move in on Saturday, August 20 and Sunday, August 21.  Your group can pledge time for one two hour shift or multiple shifts.  This is a great service opportunity for your organization!  Please go to  http://www.orientation.mtu.edu/pages/volunteerForm.html  to sign up to volunteer.  Thank you in advance for your service to the newest members of the Michigan Tech community!

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Student News Briefs: April 1, 2011

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BENEFIT FOR JAPAN TODAY:   Four Japanese students will be cooking for Khana Khazana today(MUB 11am – 1pm), and utilizing this opportunity to show their love and concern for their country.  $3.00 out of every meal today will go toward recovery efforts in Japan; the other half will cover the cost of the food.  The students who are donating their time are Motoyuki Kidokoro, Accounting; Lei Hirakawa, Finlandia, General;  Aili Natsumushi, Finlandia, General, and Chisato Ohta, Finlandia, ESL.  These students are praying and asking for your prayers for their country and people as they recover from the earthquake.

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FILM BOARD THIS WEEK:   This week Film Board is showing True Grit.  Shows will be held on Friday, April 1st and Saturday, April 2nd.  Show times are 6:00, 8:30, and 11:00pm in Fisher 135.  Tickets are $3 with a Tech ID and concessions range from 25 cents to 75 cents.  Contact Laura Holt at lmholt@mtu.edu with questions.

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STANDATHON 2011:  Join us at Standathon for a night full of awesome activities, prizes and food!!!  Standathon 2011 will be held in the SDC from 7:00 pm – 7:00 am.  Some of the activities at Standathon include sumo wrestling, a 65 ft inflatable obstacle course, black light mini golf, laser tag, food eating contests, dance lessons, karaoke, water polo, kayak lessons, and so much more!  There will be four live bands and the Tech’s Got Talent Show, so come cheer on your friends!  Food will be served all night and prizes will be raffled off every hour.  The grand prize this year is an Xbox Kinect.

The Entrance Fee for Standathon is $10.  The entrance fee PLUS Standathon 2011 T-Shirt is $15.  The entrance fee, T-shirt, AND grand prize bracket for Xbox Kinect is $20.

The best part about Standathon is that every dollar raised is donated directly to Bay Cliff Health Camp, a camp for children and adults with disabilities.  This is the fifth annual Standathon and we hope to make it the best one yet by setting a goal to raise $7,000 for Bay Cliff!  Everyone is welcome and we hope to see you there!!  Contact Hilary Cadeau at hscadeau@mtu.edu with questions.

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TECH’S GOT TALENT:  Come to the SDC and join us at Standathon from 9:00 PM to 10:30 AM  in the Wood Gym and watch everything from magic and illusion to DJ’s to the original musical creations of your peers.  Each act will receive commentary from your favorite Michigan Tech faculty, Dr. Brett Hamlin of Engineering Fundamentals, Dr. Paul Charlesworth of Chemistry, and Dr. Gloria Melton, our esteemed Dean of Students.  MCing the event is your very own Homecoming King, Paul Valencia! 

After all the acts have finished, YOU will have the power to determine the winners!  Whip out your cell phone and tell us, via text, which act was your favorite!  When all the votes are in, the first place act will win an iPad 2G,  second place will win an Xbox + Kinect, and third place will receive $200 of local gift cards.  Hope to see you all out at Standathon and at the Michigan Tech Undergraduate Student Government’s first annual Tech’s Got Talent!

This event is supported the Parent’s Fund of the Michigan Tech Fund.  Special thanks to the College Bookshelf for their support, and to the Campus Bookstore and University Images.  Questions about Tech’s Got Talent can be directed to Kyle Johnston at kajohnst@mtu.edu.

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MOTORCYCLE STUNT SHOW:  On Friday April 15 during Spring Fling, the Full Throttle Motorcycle Club of Michigan Tech is hosting a motorcycle stunt show!   Two great groups will be performing on our campus: Sick Air FMX, featuring freestyle motocross tricks, and the Smage Brothers, featuring trials riding.  Shows will begin at noon, 2:00, and 4:00, and are free for everyone.  PLEASE NOTE:  The shows will take place in Lot 27 (the $2 lot), so this lot will be unavailable for parking all day on Friday the 15th.  Questions about the stunt show can be directed to Kaitlyn Bunker at kjreed@mtu.edu.

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BIOLOGY WEEK

            Support Phi Sigma by participating in this year’s Bio Week April 4-8. Attend one or all of the many events related to the biological sciences being hosted this week.

Monday (April 4th): Save a life and register to become an organ donor.

            MUB Commons: 10-2

Tuesday (April 5th): Research presentations by faculty of the biology department:

   Dr. Mike Gibson, Dr. Qing-Hui Chen, Dr. Mi Hye Song, Dr. Thomas Werner, Dr. Rupali Datta

            M&M U113 7-9pm

Wednesday (April 6th): Watch Blue Planet with Snacks and drinks!

            Dow 642 6pm

Thursday (April 7th): Book and Bake Sale

            Dow Lobby 11am-3pm

Friday (April 8th): Walk dogs at the Copper Country Humane Society

            Meet in Dow atrium at 4pm

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WISCONSIN WHITE WATER RAFTING:  Join us on Sunday, April 10 from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. for Wisconsin white water rafting.    Wisconsin’s Peshtigo river is a premier spot in the midwest for white water rafting, and this trip is open to all students, staff and faculty.  All skill levels accepted!  The cost for the trip is $75 and includes transportation, sandwich lunch, pizza dinner, and a day-long rafting trip through Korsirs Rafting!  Stop by the OAP rental center to sign up, call 487-2290 or visit www.oap.mtu.edu for contact info and information about the program.
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AIChE CONFERENCE OPEN TO ALL:  The Michigan Tech student chapter of AIChE (American Institute of Chemical Engineers) is hosting the 2011 AIChE North Central Regional Conference on April 8th and 9th.  Although this event focuses on chemical engineering students, we would like to invite all Michigan Tech students to participate in the conference’s activities.  For more Information please visit our website at http://aiche.students.mtu.edu/conference.htm for more information and feel free to email any of the AIChE officers below with any questions you may have.

Janelle Paddock
AIChE Regional Conference Coordinator
jmpaddoc@mtu.edu

Gregory Knauf
AIChE Secretary
grknauf@mtu.edu

Nick Thomas
AIChE Treasurer
ncthomas@mtu.edu

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OUTDOOR ADVENTURE RACE:  Michigan Tech is hosting THE G.N.A.R. (the Great Northern Adventure Race) on Saturday, April 16 and we are opening it up to all universities in the local area!  Registration is open now!!  For more details and registration forms, go to: http://oap.mtu.edu/adventurerace/ .

What’s an adventure race?  Picture a triathlon (ok, a really dirty, off the beaten path triathlon) and substitute the swimming portion with grueling obstacles created to push you the max.  Now add trail running, orienteering, biking over uneven, hilly ground covered in thick spring mud, with mixed challenges to keep you on your toes throughout the race.  Gnarly, right?  Each event is designed to be slightly different and incorporates varying features depending on local terrain.  Teams of two or four are accepted, see online for more details.

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Student News Briefs: March 25, 2011

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FILM BOARD:  This week the Film Board is showing “Tron: Legacy in 3D.”  The shows will be on Friday (today) at 6:00 pm and 11:00 pm, and Saturday, March 26 at 6:00 pm, 8:30 pm and 11:00 pm.  Please remember to bring your Tech ID so you can check out 3D glasses.  Tickets are $3.00 and concessions range from 25 – 75 cents.

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SPRING CLIMBING COMPETITION:  Come join the Ridge Roamers for their Spring Climbing competition on Saturday, March 26th from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm at the Climbing Wall in the SDC.  The cost is $15.00, which is due upon check-in at the event.  The comp is limited to 50 competitors, so be sure to register as soon as possible.  Walk-ins are allowed if there is still room left in the schedule.  Register by sending an email to climb@mtu.edu and include your name, sex, desired competition division (beginner / intermediate / advanced and climbing time preference (if any).  Visit http://climb.students.mtu.edu for more information, or contact us at climb@mtu.edu.

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SAHAJA MEDITATION:  Please join us for the Sahaja Meditation Meetings held every Thursday in the MUB from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm.   These meetings are free of charge and can be attended by anyone interested in learning the effects and benefits of meditation.  The meetings are held either in the Alumni lounge A or Peninsula Room A.  For questions, contact Pranay at pnagar@mtu.edu.

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CHESS TOURNAMENT:  A USCF Chess Tournament will be held on Saturday, March 26 in Wads Room G17.  Registration opens at 8:00 am.  The first round begins at 9:00 am, and other rounds are at 10:45, 1:15, 3:00 and 4:45 pm.  The entry fee is $5.00.  USCF membership is required and can be purchased on-site if necessary.  For more information, contact Sean Groustra at smgroust@mtu.edu, or (231) 557-1720.  Please note that event details and round start times are subject to change if necessary and will be announced on site.

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CLASS TRIBUTE PROGRAM:  Attention all students graduating in April 2011:  The Michigan Tech Student Foundation (MTSF) invites you to make your upcoming commencement day even more special by participating in the Class Tribute Program.  It’s an opportunity for you to recognize someone special to you in the printed commencement program.  Just go to http://www.mtu.edu/giving/today/programs/class-tributes/ for program details and find out how to participate.  The deadline for tributes is Friday, April 1, 2011.

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JAZZ CONCERT:  Announcing the Don Keranen Memorial Jazz Concert this Saturday, March 26, at the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts, 7:30 pm.  Join us to celebrate the jazz legacy of the late Don Keranen on Saturday, March 26, 7:30 pm at the Rozsa Center. You will hear two large jazz ensembles, the Research and Development Big Band and the Jazz Lab Band, performing an eclectic mix of classic and modern jazz, Latin jazz, blues, funk, rock and original arrangements.  Ticket prices for the general public are $10 for Adults, $5 for Students, and Michigan Tech Students free with I.D.  To purchase tickets, contact Michigan Tech Ticketing Services at the Rozsa Box Office at (906) 487-3200, The Central Ticket Office (SDC) at 487.2073 or go online at tickets.mtu.edu.  No refunds, exchanges, or late seating, please.

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SUPERIOR WIND SYMPHONY RESCHEDULED:  The Superior Wind Symphony and Campus Concert Band concert has been rescheduled!  The date has moved from (today) Friday, March 25 to Saturday, April 9, and the location has changed from the Rozsa Center to the McArdle Theater.  To purchase tickets contact Michigan Tech Ticketing Services at the Rozsa Box Office at (906) 487-3200, The Central Ticket Office (SDC) at (906) 487-2073, or go online at tickets.mtu.edu.  Tickets will also be available at the door of the McArdle Theatre the evening of the performance.

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PRIDE WEEK SCHEDULE

Keweenaw Pride, the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and ally (GLBTA) organization on campus, kicked off their annual Pride Week celebration Wednesday. This week has been a work in progress for the organization since September, and it is a celebration of diversity, bringing together many people of many different origins and orientations in a week full of discussions and panels meant to open minds and break stereotypes.

Sunday: Film: “Prop 8″, 8pm in Fisher 135

March 27th is our annual film night. We’ll be showing “Prop 8: The Mormon Proposition”, a movie described by IMDb as  “a scorching indictment of the Mormon Church’s historic involvement in the promotion & passage of California’s Proposition 8 and the Mormon religion’s secretive, decades-long campaign against LGBT human rights.”

Monday: Safer Sex Night, 8pm in the Wads Annex

March 28th is our Safer Sex Night. We’ll be going over a variety of safer sex practices that help prevent the spread of STIs.

Tuesday: Guess the Straight Person, 7:30pm in the DHH Ballroom

March 29th is our annual Guess the Straight Person event. Come meet our panel and guess their orientation. This event is meant to prove that not all stereotypes indicate a person’s sexual orientation.

Wednesday: JAC Stringer, 7:30pm in the MUB Ballroom

March 30th is a presentation by Activist JAC Stringer. JAC is well known for his educational and entertaining presentations, and we hope everyone will come and learn about some things that not many know about.

Thursday: Taboo Talk, 7pm in the DHH Ballroom

March 31st is Taboo Talk. Got a topic that is taboo in your community that you want to know more about? Come to this event!

Friday: 11th Annual Drag Show, 8pm in the Rozsa Theater

April 1st is the 11th Annual Michigan Tech Drag Show! This year, we’ll be featuring the extraordinary talents of Joey Black, Tabitha Stevens, Cass Marie Domino, and, coming all the way from Las Vegas, DuWanna Moore! Seats fill up fast, so get there early!

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ARTS AND CRAFTS SHOWCASE:  The community is invited to The Great Lakes Showcase, a regional arts and crafts exhibition, opening on Monday, March 28 at 7:00 pm in the Rozsa Center Art Gallery.  The exhibition will feature the work of nearly 50 regional artists.  Awards of over $2,000 will be made to participating artists for outstanding achievement in a variety of categories.  The Great Lakes Showcase exhibition is free and open to the public, and opens with a reception on Monday, March 28, from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, when the awards will be announced.  The exhibit will continue until April 29.   The hours of the exhibit are 8:00 am – 8:00 pm, Monday-Friday. 

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BIOLOGY WEEK SCHEDULE:  Support Phi Sigma by participating in this year’s Bio Week April 4-8.  Attend one or all of the many events related to the biological sciences being hosted this week.

Monday (April 4th): Save a life and register to become an organ donor.

            MUB Commons: 10-2

Tuesday (April 5th): Research presentations by faculty of the biology department:

   Dr. Mike Gibson, Dr. Qing-Hui Chen, Dr. Mi Hye Song, Dr. Thomas Werner, Dr. Rupali Datta

            M&M U113 7-9pm

Wednesday (April 6th): Watch Blue Planet with Snacks and drinks!

            DOW 642 6pm

Thursday (April 7th): Book and Bake Sale

            DOW 6th floor atrium 11am-3pm

Friday (April 8th): Walk dogs at the Copper Country Humane Society

            Meet in DOW 6th floor atrium at 4pm

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WHIMSY!:  The Michigan Tech Concert Choir will perform its annual spring concert, titled “Whimsy!”, on Saturday, April 2, 2011 at 7:30 pm in the Rozsa Center.  Classical art-song, folk-songs and musical theatre selections make this concert appealing to all audiences!  Highlights of the concert include three selections from “Nonsense” by Richard Rodney Bennett, “The Ballad of Little Musgrave and Lady Barnard” by Benjamin Britten, the folk-song suite “Women on the Plains” by Alice Parker, and “O Schöne Nacht” by Johannes Brahms.  The concert is open to the public.  Admission is $10 for the general public, $5 for students and free for Michigan Tech Students. To purchase tickets contact Michigan Tech Ticketing Services at the Rozsa Box Office at (906) 487-3200, The Central Ticket Office (SDC) at (906) 487-2073, or go online at tickets.mtu.edu .

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STANDATHON 2011

Join us at Standathon on Friday, April 1 for a night full of awesome activities, prizes and food!!!  Standathon 2011 will be held in the SDC from 7:00 pm – 7:00 am.   Some of the activities at Standathon include sumo wrestling, a 65 ft inflatable obstacle course, black light mini golf, laser tag, live bands, food eating contests, dance lessons, karaoke, water polo, kayak lessons, MTU’s Got Talent Show and so much more!  Food will be served all night and prizes will be raffled off every hour.  The grand prize this year is an Xbox Kinect.

The entrance fee is $10.00.  The cost of and entrance fee AND a Standathon T-shirt is $15.00.  The cost of an entrance fee, T-shirt, AND Grand Prize Bracket for Xbox Kinect is $20.00!

The best part about Standathon is that every dollar raised is donated directly to Bay Cliff Health Camp, a camp for children and adults with disabilities.  This is the fifth annual Standathon and we hope to make it the best one yet by setting a goal to raise $7,000 for Bay Cliff!  Everyone is welcome and we hope to see you there!!

Special feature:  Jordan Tobey’s band “Bear in Mind” will be playing at Standathon at 1:30 am.

For questions about Standathon, please contact Hilary Cadeau at hscadeau@mtu.edu.

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PROGRAMMING COMPETITION:  Put your AI to the test! On April 9, 2011 the 4th Annual BonzAI Brawl programming competition will take place in the CS department at Michigan Technological University.  The programming will be an all day event, where teams of 1 to 3 contestants will implement an AI player for a game. The contestants will be given the details of the API the day of the competition and must design a winning strategy within the 8 hours allotted.  After coding ends, the AIs are pitted against each other, in a tournament (known as the BRAWL).  Spectators are welcome to attend and cheer for their favorite AI at the BRAWL.  For more information about BonzAI Brawl or to register your team, visit http://wics.students.mtu.edu.  All teams must register by March 30, 2011.

Sponsored in part by a donation from LaSalleTech, Consistacom, Jackson, GE Aviation and the CS Department. 

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PEKING ACROBATS:  Bring the whole family to the Rozsa Center next Tuesday night to see the amazing PEKING ACROBATS® on March 29, 2011, at 7:30 pm.  The Copper Country will be treated to feats of acrobatic grace and agility, thrilled by high-wire walking, trick-cycling, precision tumbling, somersaulting, and gymnastics.   Ticket prices for the general public are $20 for Adults, $18 for Seniors, and Students $14.  To purchase tickets contact Michigan Tech Ticketing Services at the Rozsa Box Office at (906) 487-3200, The Central Ticket Office (SDC) at 487-2073 or go online at tickets.mtu.edu – No refunds, exchanges, or late seating, please.

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SPRING FLING 2011

Join us for Spring Fling 2011 on Friday, April 15 from noon to 5:00 pm on the Campus Mall.  Get a table by signing up at the MUB Board counter in MUB 106.  Use the GOLD registration form and include the name of your organization or department along with a contact name and email address.  Spring Fling 2011 has an 80’s theme, with classic 80’s arcade games sponsored by the MUB Board.  Feel free to follow the theme in games, giveaways and food choices for your booth or table.

Please note anything beyond packaged food must be prepared by Dining Services.  Questions can be directed to Bob in Dining Services at rwhiltun@mtu.edu.  Also, any demonstration or activity where participation or action may put someone in danger must have a Risk Management Plan submitted approved by Wednesday, April 13 at noon.  Questions can be sent to Rachel in Student Activities at activities@mtu.edu.

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MOTORCYCLE STUNT SHOW:  On Friday April 15 during Spring Fling the Full Throttle Motorcycle Club of Michigan Tech is hosting a motorcycle stunt show!  Two great groups will be performing on our campus:  Sick Air FMX, featuring freestyle motocross tricks, and the Smage Brothers, featuring trials riding.  Shows will begin at noon, 2:00, and 4:00, and are free for everyone.  PLEASE NOTE:  The shows will take place in Lot 27 (the $2 lot) so this lot will be unavailable for parking.  Questions can be directed to Kaitlyn Bunker at kjreed@mtu.edu.

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Michigan Tech Huskies Fan Bus

Michigan Tech Athletics is organizing a fan bus to travel to St. Joseph, Missouri for the NCAA Women’s National Championship game (depending if Michigan Tech wins the semi-final game on Wednesday night). Those interested in taking

the fan bus should contact Steve Nordstrom at 487-3071, 370-0240 or spnordst@mtu.edu.

The cost of the fan bus could range from $100-$140 per person depending on the number of fans who take the bus. The bus is limited to 53 passengers and will be first come first served. Ultimately, the bus will only go if demand is great enough, so you must confirm by Thursday at 4 pm The bus will stay Friday night and return on Saturday. Lodging details will be announced in the near future.


Student News Briefs: March 18, 2011

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STUDENT LEADERSHIP NOMINATIONS DUE TODAY: Nominations for the Student Leadership Awards need to be submitted by (today) Friday, March 18, 2011.  All awards and information about each can be found on the web at www.sa.mtu.edu/awards/ .   Once you find the award, simply click on the award header/description and submit the nomination.

Please take a minute to nominate a student or colleague today. Each nomination will enter you into a drawing for one of four $100 gift certificates from the Campus Bookstore.  If you have any questions concerning the awards, please contact Lynda Heinonen at 487-1832 or lheinone@mtu.edu.

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INTERNATIONAL NIGHT 2011: International Night 2011 “The World is our Stage” will be celebrated this Sunday, March 20, beginning at 6:00 pm with dinner in the Memorial Union Commons and a performance at 8:00 pm in the Rozsa Center.  Tickets are $15.00 general admission and $12.00 for students and include both the dinner and performance.  Tickets can be purchased at the Rozsa desk or online at www.tickets.mtu.edu.  For other questions, contact Meet Vasani at mjvasani@mtu.edu.  International Night is sponsored by the International Club at Michigan Tech.

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FREE LATIN DANCING LESSONS: Join us for free Latin dancing and treats this Saturday, March 19, from 8:00 pm to midnight in the Wads Dining Hall.  No prior experience is necessary to participate.  For questions, email Lucia at lmgregor@mtu.edu.  The event is FREE and paid for by The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) and The Inter Residence Hall Council (IRHC).

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SWE PRESENTATION/PANEL DISCUSSION/ELECTIONS: Join the Society of Women Engineers on March 23rd from 6:00 to 7:30 pm in Room 101 of the Chem Sci for a presentation by recent Michigan Tech grad, Kathleen Nackers.  Nackers will be giving a technical presentation about her work as an engineer with Caterpillar that focuses on new Tier4 engine emissions and technology.  There will also be a panel discussion on post-undergraduate options and elections will take place for next year’s executive council and committee chairs.  SWE is a co-ed organization open to all majors.  For questions, contact Alicia Walby at amwalby@mtu.edu.

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EARTH WEEK EVENTS: Earth Week will be celebrated March 23-24.  Students for Environmental Sustainability is hosting transportation themed events for Earth Week.  Wednesday, the Sundance Festival Winner, “Fuel” will be shown in M&M U115 at 7:00 pm.  Thursday is “Take the Stairs Day”- a healthy and simple way to reduce our energy consumption.  Also on Thursday in M&M U115 at 7:00 pm, Katie Alvord is giving a lecture titled “The Greenest Routes from A to B.”   She is the local author of “Divorce Your Car” and free copies will be given to the first 50 people!  For questions about the event, contact Jenna Parker at jparker@mtu.edu.

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BLOOD DRIVE: As part of Greek Week, the American Red Cross will be hosting a blood drive on Thursday, March 24 from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, and Friday, March 25 from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm.  The blood drive will be held in the Rozsa Center Lobby.  All students, faculty, staff and community members are encouraged to participate.  Please call (906) 487-1963 for an appointment.  All appointments will be scheduled every 15 minutes, so no lines!

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BRA SHOW NEEDS MODELS AND DESIGNERS: Models and Designers are still needed for the Bra Show to be held on Friday, March 25 at 8:00 pm in the Memorial Union Ballroom.  Models will have to arrive at 7:00 pm, and designers should send a picture of your bra to sis@mtu.edu.  The event is open to the community and donations will be accepted at the door.  Refrreshment will be provided.  This year, Mary Wright will discuss her experience with breast cancer followed by the FASHION SHOW.  The Bra Show is a fun and informative fundraiser for the National Breast Cancer Foundation. The Bra show is both a fun and informative fundraiser for the National Breast Cancer Foundation. This year Mary Wright will discuss her experience with breast cancer followed by the FASHION SHOW.

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WOMEN’S WEDNESDAY: Women’s Wednesday will be held on March 30 at 7:00 pm in the Memorial Union Alumni Lounge.  This discussion will focus on the differences between Feminism & Womanism and how they affect our lives today.  For questions, contact Talisha at tlsutton@mtu.edu.

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STANDATHON 2011: Standathon 2011 will be held on Friday, April 1 from 7:00 pm – 7:00 am in the SDC.  Some of the activities at Standathon this year include sumo wrestling, an inflatable obstacle course, black light mini golf, laser tag, live bands, dance lessons, karaoke, water polo, kayak lessons, MTU’s Got Talent Show and so much more!  There will  be awesome food and prizes!  The grand prize this year is an Xbox Kinect.

The best part about Standathon is that every dollar raised is donated directly to Bay Cliff Health Camp, a camp for children and adults with disabilities.  This year marks the five-year anniversary of Standathon and we hope to make it the best one yet by setting a goal to raise $7,000!  If you are interested in volunteering at Standathon, please contact Hilary Cadeau at hscadeau@mtu.edu .  We hope to see you there!!

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SPRING CLIMBING COMPETITION: Come join the Ridge Roamers for their Spring Climbing competition on March 26th from 9AM-4PM at the Climbing Wall in the SDC.  The cost is $10.00 for pre-registration by March 23, and $15.00 after that.  The comp is limited to 50 competitors, so be sure to register as soon as possible. Walk-ins are allowed if there is still room left in the schedule.  Payment is due upon check-in at the event.
To register, send us an email to climb@mtu.edu with the following information included:
-> Name
-> Sex
-> Desired Competition Division (Beginner / Intermediate / Advanced)
-> Climbing time preference (if any)

Visit http://climb.students.mtu.edu for more information, or contact us at climb@mtu.edu.

SPRING FLING 2011

When & Where?
Friday, April 15
Noon-5:00pm on Campus Mall
Spring Fling is always the Friday of Week 13 of the Spring Semester

How do I get a Table?
Sign up at the MUB Board counter in 106 MUB on the GOLD registration form with name of organization or department along with contact name & email
Tables locations will not be assigned but rather first-come, first-served. (groups will have choice of table in the order of arrival)

What is the Theme?
Spring Fling 2011 has a 80’s theme with Classic 80’s Arcade Games sponsored by MUB Board
Feel free to follow the theme in games, giveaways and food choices for your booth/table.

PLEASE NOTE:
Anything beyond packaged food must be prepared by Dining Services.
(University Food Policy 2.1008) “only food prepared by the Memorial Union or Residential Services shall be permitted to be distributed or sold on campus or at events sponsored by the University.”  http://www.admin.mtu.edu/admin/policy/gen/1008.htm
Violators are at will of being sanctioned by the Western Upper Peninsula District Health Department.
Questions can be sent to Bob in Dining Services at rwhiltun@mtu.edu

Any demonstration or activity where participation or action may put someone in danger, must have a Risk Management Plan.
Plans must be submitted and approved by Wednesday, April 13 at Noon.
Questions can be sent to Rachel in Student Activities at activities@mtu.edu

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Let the Madness Begin!

Please come cheer on Michigan Tech Woman’s Basketball:
Photo Credit: Michigan Tech
Michigan Tech was awarded the top seed and host site for the 2011 NCAA Division II Women’s Basketball Midwest Regional as the NCAA announced the 64-team field for the tournament. Seven teams from around the region will descend upon Houghton for the regional which will be played March 11-14.

The schedule of games is as follows (all times Eastern):
Friday, March 11 • Quarterfinals
Game 1: No. 6 Missouri S&T vs. No. 3 Wisconsin-Parkside, 12 noon
Game 2: No. 7 Kentucky Wesleyan vs. No. 2 Quincy, 2:30 p.m.
Game 3: No. 8 Lewis vs. No. 1 Michigan Tech, 6 p.m.
Game 4: No. 5 Drury vs. No. 4 Grand Valley State, 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 12 • Semifinals
Game 5: Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner, 5 p.m.
Game 6: Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 winner, 7:30 p.m.

Monday, March 14 • Championship
Game 7: Game 5 winner vs. Game 6 winner, 7 p.m.

All games will be played at the Student Development Complex Gymnasium on Michigan Tech’s campus. Tickets for the event will go on sale Tuesday (Mar. 8), at 8 a.m. Michigan Tech season ticket holders and sponsors will have until 9 p.m. Wednesday (Mar. 9) to reserve their same seats. Prices for adults are $12 for reserved seats and $10 for general admission. Children age 3-18 are $5. College students are $3.

Go Huskies!


Student News Briefs: March 4, 2011

PI DAY MOVIE:   As a celebration of Pi Day, the Math Society will be hosting two showings of the movie Pi on Monday, March 14, at 7:00 pm and 9:00pm in Fisher 135.  Admission is FREE and pie will be available for $1.00 at the door.  Come join us as we celebrate this wonderful day of the year, and bring friends.  For questions about this event, contact Jason Hiebel at jshiebel@mtu.edu.

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ASME MEETINGS:  The American Society of Mechanical Engineers has their bi-weekly meetings the first and third Wednesday of each month at 5:00 P.M. in MEEM 112.  Pizza and pop is provided and all new members and disciplines are welcome.  For questions, contact Bryan Cook at bdcook@mtu.edu.

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FREE SWING CLASS:  The Swing Club is offering a FREE six-week course in beginning swing dance.  Classes will be held on Saturdays at 7:00 pm in Wads G17/G19 beginning March 19.  No experience or partner required.  We will cover basic triple-step east coast swing, swing fundamentals and partner connection, open and closed position swing, variations on the basic step pattern, styling and musicality and lots of other snazzy moves!  Open dance at 8:00 pm.   To guarantee a spot in the class, sign up in advance by emailing swing@mtu.edu, or just show up!

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FREE LINDY HOP CLASS:  The Swing Club is offering a FREE class in Lindy Hop and Charleston on Thursdays at 8:00 pm beginning March 17.  The class will run for six weeks and will be in Wads G17/G19.  You MUST have experience in triple-step east coast swing in order to take this class.  Email swing@mtu.edu for more information or to sign up in advance.  Walk-ins welcome, but doesn’t guarantee a spot in the class!

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Student News Briefs: February 25, 2011

CORRECTION MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM TONIGHT:  Please note, Aquila’s Midsummer Night’s Dream is on Friday, February 25th, 2011. The earlier email and press release stated “Saturday” in error.  Come to the Rozsa Center for an evening with Aquila Theatre’s production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.   Ticket prices for adults are $20, $18 for seniors, students $14, and free for Michigan Tech Students.   To purchase tickets, contact Michigan Tech Ticketing Services at the Rozsa Box Office at 487.3200, the Central Ticket Office (SDC) at 487.2073, or go online at tickets.mtu.edu.  No refunds, exchanges, or late seating, please.

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IMPROV COMEDY:  The Troupe is having an Improv Comedy show on Saturday February 26 at 7:00 pm in the DHH Ballroom.  The show is free to the Michigan Tech campus commnunity.  For questions, contact Britanny Precht at beprecht@mtu.edu.

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LINUX INSTALLATHON:  The Linux Users Group at Michigan Tech will be hosting a Linux Installathon on Saturday, February 26 from noon to 5:00 pm in the MUB Peninsula Room.  Stop by during this time and get help installing and configuring Linux on your computer, or just enjoy the demonstrations and presentations and chat with other Linux or UNIX users in the area.  For more information, including a tentative presentation schedule, visit http://lug.mtu.edu/Installathon.  For other questions about this event, contact Matt Gardeski at mjgardes@mtu.edu

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PANEL DISCUSSION POST UNDERGRAD OPTIONS:   The Society of Women Engineers will be hosting a panel discussion on post-undergraduate options on Wednesday, March 2 from 6:00 to 7:00 pm in Chem Sci 101.  Representatives and members from the Peace Corps, medical schools, the graduate school, industry, and academia will be a part of the panel to answer your questions and inform you about post-undergraduate options.  There will also be discussion on how an MBA can benefit you and your career.  The Society of Women Engineers is a co-ed organization open to all majors!   For questions about this event, contact Alicia Walby at amwalby@mtu.edu.

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LEADERSHIP IN CAMPUS ORGANIZATIONS:  “Navigating the Murky Waters of Leadership” will be presented by Jess Turuc, Assistant Director of Student Activities, on Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at 6:00 pm in MUB Ballroom A1.   Become a better leader and maximize your organization’s effectiveness by learning your members’ perspectives, what makes them tick, and what members can bring to the table.  This interactive session will help you broaden your organization’s cohesion, combat hidden challenges and stereotypes, and appreciate everyone’s differences for society.  For questions, contact jmturuc@mtu.edu.

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REMINDER LEADERSHIP AWARD NOMINATIONS:  Nominations for the President’s Award for Leadership and the Vice President for Student Affairs Award for Service need to be submitted by Friday, March 4, 2011, at 5:00 p.m.  Go to www.sa.mtu.edu/awards/ .  Nominations for all other Student Leadership Awards need to be submitted by Friday, March 18, 2011.

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WEEK OF WELLNESS SURVEY:  Did you participate in this year’s Week of Wellness?  If so, would you take a few minutes to complete the Week of Wellness Survey?   Your feedback is greatly appreciated and will be used to improve future events.  Go to http://studentvoice.com/mtu/11weekofwellness.  Thanks in advance for your help!  If you have questions, contact Michelle Bangen, health and wellness coordinator, at mmbangen@mtu.edu

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INPUT NEEDED FOR DISTINGUISHED TEACHING AWARDS:  The Center for Teaching, Learning, and Faculty Development seeks input for its annual Distinguished Teaching Awards, which recognize outstanding contribution to the instructional mission of the university.  Based on over 51,000 student ratings of instruction forms, eleven finalists have been identified for the 2011 awards.  The selection committee is soliciting comments from students, staff, faculty, and alumni to aid in its deliberation process.  Here are the finalists for the two awards:

Associate Professor / Professor Category:

Brian Barkdoll (Associate Professor) — Civil and Environmental Engineering
Andrew Burton (Associate Professor) — Forest Resources and Environmental Science
Will Cantrell (Associate Professor) — Physics
Guy Hembroff (Associate Professor) — Technology
John Lukowski (Associate Professor) — Electrical and Computer Engineering

Assistant Professor / Lecturer / Professor of Practice Category:

Philip Kendall (Lecturer) — Mathematical Sciences
Michael Meyer (Senior Lecturer) — Physics
Scott Miers (Assistant Professor) — Mechanical Engineering — Engineering Mechanics
Rupak Rajachar (Assistant Professor) — Biomedical Engineering
David Wanless (Assistant Professor) — Technology
Roger Woods (Lecturer) — Business and Economics

Comments on the nominees should be sent to the Center for Teaching via its comment website:  http://www.admin.mtu.edu/ctlfd/awards/DTAFinalistsCommentForm/ .  Comments are due by Monday, March 28, 2011.  The process for determining the Distinguished Teaching Award recipients from this list of finalists also involves the additional surveying of their classes by members of ODK.  The Distinguished Teaching Award Decision Committee makes the final determination of the award recipients.  The recipients of the 2011 Distinguished Teaching Award will be formally announced in the fall.

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Student News Briefs: February 18, 2011

   

SACS COMEDIAN CANCELED FOR TONIGHT:  Due to extenuating circumstances, Tracey Ashley will not be performing tonight.  We apologize for the inconvenience and hope you will join us for Rajiv Satyal on March 18. 

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FILM BOARD THIS WEEKEND:  The Film Board will be showing “Faster”  tonight and Saturday, February 19.  The show times are 6:00 pm, 8:30 pm and 11:00 pm.  Tickets are $3.00 and concessions will be available. 

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MEXICAN DINNER AND DESSERT FUNDRAISER:  There will be a Mexican dinner and dessert fundraiser to benefit victims of the recent volcanic eruption of Mount Merapi near Jogyakarta in Indonesia.  The event will be held Saturday, February 19 beginning at 6:00 pm at the Grace United Methodist Church in Houghton.  A donation of $20.00 per meal is requested.  Seating is limited so it is recommended that you purchase tickets in advance from any Rotaract member, or by contacting Mari Buche, Rotaract Club advisor, at mwbuche@mtu.edu

A previous Rotary Youth Exchange student to Houghton, Yustia Sari, and her family live only 20 miles from the base of the volcano.  Visit http://www.theepochtimes.com/n2/content/view/45667/ for more information on the disaster. 

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MOTOWN NIGHT:  Motown Night will be celebrated on Saturday, February 19, 2011 at 8:00 pm in the DHH Ballroom.  The event is free and open to everyone, and light refreshments will be provided.  Motown played an important role in the racial integration of popular music, as it was the first record label owned by an African American to primarily feature African-American artists who achieved crossover success.  The night will be filled with music from that era, and there will be trivia and prizes associated with Motown and its history.   Have your photo taken in front of a backdrop to capture the excitement of the event! 

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INTERNSHIPS AND CO-OPS MEET N GREET:  The Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) will be hosting a ‘meet ‘n greet’ for students and company representatives focusing on careers in information systems or information technology.  The event will be Monday, February 21 at 7:30 pm in the Wadsworth Hall Annex.  Tickets are $10.00.  Companies that will be represented include Ford, Sentry Insurance, Liberty Mutual Group, CCI Systems, Mindovo, The Dirks Group and Heartland Business Systems.  Don’t miss out on the opportunity of one-on-one time with company representatives that are here to hire YOU for their internship or co-op opportunities!   For more information, contact Zack Wheeler at ztwheele@mtu.edu.

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SPRING CAREER FAIR:  Career Services will be hosting the 2011 Spring Career Fair on Tuesday, February 22, 2011 from noon to 6:00 pm at the Student Development Complex.  More than 150 companies will be attending this year’s Fair and they want to talk to you about their full-time, summer internship, and co-op opportunities.  Visit the Career Services website  at www.career.mtu.edu for valuable information and tips regarding the Spring Career Fair.
  

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KSO PERFORMANCE:  The Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra concludes its 40th anniversary season with an electrifying concert of American and Russian classics. Come to the Rozsa Center this Saturday, February 19 at 7:30 pm to hear Aaron Copland’s inspiring ‘Appalachian Spring Suite,’ the first great Americana orchestral work, written during WWII.  The performance ends with Tchaikovsky’s fiery Violin Concerto, played by world-class Ukrainian violinist, Solomiya Ivakhiv. 

Ticket prices for the general public are $15, $7 for students, and free for Michigan Tech students.  To purchase tickets, contact Michigan Tech Ticketing Services at the Rozsa Box Office at 487.3200, the Central Ticket Office (SDC) at 487.2073, or go online at tickets.mtu.edu.  No refunds, exchanges, or late seating, please. 

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TECH THEATRE COMPANY PERFORMS TWO ROOMS:  Two Rooms is being performed by The Tech Theatre Company in the McArdle Theatre Thursday, Friday and Saturday of this weekend, February 17-19, and and again next weekend, February 24-26, 2011.  All shows begin at 7:30 pm.  Lee Blessing’s Two Rooms is a play about terrorism, the media, and above all, devotion.  Two of Michigan Tech’s Visual and Performing Arts students play the lead roles: Tobias Mahan plays Michael, and Laine will be performed by Dani Sweet. 

Ticket prices for the general public are $10, $5 for Students, and free for Michigan Tech Students. To purchase tickets, contact Michigan Tech Ticketing Services at the Rozsa Box Office at 487.3200, the Central Ticket Office (SDC) at 487.2073, or go online at tickets.mtu.edu. No refunds, exchanges, or late seating, please. 

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BANANA SPLITS:  Delta Zeta will be hosting a Banana Split event on Tuesday, February 22 from 7:00 pm -8:00 pm.  Rides will be leaving from the lobby of each residence hall at 6:45 pm.  For more information, contact Jessi Thoresen at jlthores@mtu.edu.

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AFRICAN CULTURE WEEK:  The African Students Organization is sponsoring the following events in celebration of African Culture Week.  All events will be held in Chem Sci 101 at 6:00 pm and are free.

Monday Feb 21st | Focus on South African
– Showing a film : Amandla! A Revolution in Four Part Harmony (Part I)

Tuesday Feb 22nd | Focus on Kenya
– A look at Kenyans who are making a difference at home and around the globe

Wednesday Feb 23rd | Focus on South African
– Showing a film : Amandla! A Revolution in Four Part Harmony (Part II)

Thursday Feb 24th | Focus on Liberia
– A presentation by a Liberian student on the history of the Liberian civil war and the short and long term impacts 

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ROAD TRIP ACROSS AFRICA PERFORMANCE AND FOOD:  African Night 2011: Road Trip Across Africa will be held Saturday, February 26, 2011.  Dinner will begin at 5:00 PM in the Memorial Union Board (MUB) Commons, and the performance will be at 7:30PM at the Rozsa Center for Performing Arts.  The cost for the general public is $15.00; for Michigan Tech students is $10.00, and children under 5 are free.  The cost includes both the dinner and performance.

Tickets are available through Michigan Tech Ticketing Operations at 906-487-3200 , the Rozsa Box Office, the S.D.C. or online at tickets.mtu.edu

During this event, students from various African countries provide the audience with an exhilarating display of some of the dance routines from their countries. Food prepared using recipes from certain African countries is also served before the main event. The road-trip themed performance by the students will bring to stage the cultural heritage of the various African countries represented on Michigan Tech’s campus in a night of enlightening entertainment. This year’s special guest performers are the Adinkra Music and Dance Ensemble, who trace their roots to Ghana. This event has grown consistently over the years. African Night attracts an audience of over 300 people every year. 

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TECH ARTS FESTIVAL:  The Memorial Union Board is sponsoring the Tech Arts Festival and will be holding the following events next week:

Art Competition/Show
Feb 21-25 8:00 am -5:00 pm
All Week in the Forestry Building, come out and see the great work of Tech
students, faculty and staff!

“Producing Perfect Pop’n Pictures” Workshop
Monday February 21, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm – MUB Peninsula Room
Come learn the fine art of making perfect pictures and how to compose them
with the Camera Club!

Fishing Lures Workshop
Monday February 21, 5:00 – 6:30 pm – MUB Commons
Come learn all about fishing lures and how to make them in this great
workshop!

Lego Workshop
Tuesday February 22, 5:00 – 6:30 pm – MUB Commons
You know that you love them! Come out and relive your childhood and play
with some legos, prizes for the best designs and you to take them home! 
Etch-A-Sketch Workshop
Wednesday February 23, 5:00 – 6:30 pm – MUB Commons
Come out and try your hand at etch-a-sketch, prizes for the best designs and
take one home to practice up on!

Wine & Food Pairing
Wednesday February 23, 5:00 – 6:30 pm – MUB Commons
Come out and learn how to pair wine and food into great combinations.
Must be 21 to attend, bring an ID

Clay Sculpting & Watercolor Workshop
Thursday February 24, 5:00 – 6:30 pm – MUB Commons
Come learn the basics of clay sculpting and watercolor and take home a set
to continue your new found skills!

Poetry Slam
Friday February 25, 6:00 – 11:00 pm – MUB Ballroom
Come out, enjoy some refreshments and hear some great poetry as we celebrate
the written word with NSBE! 
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SUPERIOR WIND SYMPHONY:  The Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts is pleased to announce a very special Mid-Winter Band Festival Concert on Wednesday, February 23 at 7:30pm.  Nicholas Enz, conductor of Michigan Technological University’s 50-member wind ensemble, The Superior Wind Symphony, will treat the audience to an evening filled with folksongs, featuring guest conductor Dr. Evan Feldman, of the University of North Carolina. 

Ticket prices for the general public are $10, $5 for Students, and free for Michigan Tech Students. To purchase tickets, contact Michigan Tech Ticketing Services at the Rozsa Box Office at 487.3200, the Central Ticket Office (SDC) at 487.2073, or go online at tickets.mtu.edu.  No refunds, exchanges, or late seating please.  

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ALTERNATIVE SPRING BREAK TRIPS:  Still looking for something to do on Spring Break?  There are still a few open spots on Alternative Spring Break Trips.  For service based trip information (openings for the California trip) please visit the Student Activities Office at 112 MUB.  For adventure based trips (openings listed below) please visit the Outdoor Adventure Program (OAP) at the O’Connor House on 207 East Street.

Outdoor Adventure Program trips: 
Puerto Rico:
3 spots!
Try surfing, swimming at night in a bioluminescent bay, Horse Back riding on the beach, riding 7 zip lines through the jungle, and a Sailing/Snorkeling adventure.  The cost is $700 all inclusive, plus airfare.

Buffalo River:
5 spots!
On looking at the Buffalo River budget, we have room to take everyone caving on the way back.  So let’s recap: the trip includes: Guide, Food, Transportation, Paddling, St. Louis Arch, and Caving!  Sign up quick!  The cost is $400, plus airfare. 

Visit http://www.oap.mtu.edu/ASB.html for more info, or contact us at oap@mtu.edu 906-487-2290

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YOU ARE LOVED:  You are LOVED and find out why!  You Are Loved will be held on Thursday, February 24 at 8:00 pm in Dow 641.  Come and find out why “love” or “being loved” has any importance to us at all in a world that seems to be driven by selfishness and hate.  This will be a real look at the heart of God and His presence in today’s world.  Hot cocoa and cookies will be served!  Brought to you by the Hot Cocoa people and His House Christian Fellowship.  If you need more information, contact hishouse@mtu.edu

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MARDI GRAS CELEBRATION:  NOSOTROS and the Hispanic Student Organization at Michigan Tech invite you to a dance celebrating Carnival and Mardi Gras on Saturday, February 26 in the MUB Ballroom A.  Free salsa lessons will be from 8:00 – 9:00 pm, and open floor dance including salsa, merengue, bachata from 9:00 pm to midnight.  Colorful costumes are worn, so dig out your hat, tiara, crown, boa, mask or beads and be festive!  Light snacks and non-alcoholic drinks will be provided!  No partner needed, family friendly, and FREE!  For more information, contact Alessia Uboni at auboni@mtu.edu.

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PEACE CORPS:  Learn about the financial, educational and professional benefits of Peace Corps service for all Michigan Tech University students. Come see the PEACE CORPS CAREER FAIR TABLE at the Michigan Tech Spring Career Fair 2011 on Tuesday, February 22, 2011 from 12 pm – 6 pm in the Student Development Complex Building.  There will be a PEACE CORPS INFORMATION SESSION on Tuesday, March 15, 2011 from 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm in the Memorial Union Building, Alumni Lounge B.  This information session will focus on what the Peace Corps is, volunteer opportunities available, and the benefits of service.  All are welcome to attend.  PEACE CORPS INTERVIEWS will be held on Monday, March 14, 2011 from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm in the Memorial Union Building, Datolite Room.  To be eligible for an on-campus interview submit your application online by March 1.

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COMMUNITY SERVICE NEXT SATURDAY:  Community Service Snowday!   Help the elderly in your local community by helping them shovel areas that they might not be strong enough to shovel themselves.  In addition, we will be shoveling out fire hydrants so that our volunteer firefighters can access water in case of an emergency.   Meet at the MUB bus entrance or inside near the Peninsula Room at 9:00 am next Satuday, February 26.  Bring your own shovel!   We will have maps of locations on & off campus to divide & conquer!  Please email communityservice@mtu.edu and sign up if you are able to join us. 

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Student News Brief: February 11, 2011

CHILI FUNDRAISER TODAY:  A reminder that there is a chili fundraiser today (Friday) from 11am to 7pm at St. Albert the Great Church.  The fundraiser will benefit Paul Castle, a junior in construction  management,  who was involved in a severe motor vehicle accident while traveling back to school to start the spring semester.  There is a suggested donation of $5 or more for the dinner.  A silent auction of local goods and services will be held.  Volunteers are welcome and needed.  For more information, contact Genny Gierke, president of Catholic Campus Ministries, at gegierke@mtu.edu.

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BENEFIT WINTER CONCERT:  Mu Beta Psi will be hosting our annual Winter Carnival concert on Friday Feb. 11th in the MUB Commons.  Local bands Love Friction and This is Deer Country will be playing beginning at 8pm.  All proceeds from the event will go to benefit Mu Beta Psi’s scholarship fund that goes to a Michigan Tech student involved in a musical ensemble on campus.  Doors open at 8pm, $5 per person, and a cash bar will be available to those of age.

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KEWEENAW SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA:  Classical music matinee at 2pm Saturday, February 12 at the Rozsa Center.  The cost of a ticket is $5.00 general admission and the event is free to Michigan Tech students.  To purchase tickets, contact Michigan Tech Ticketing Services at the Rozsa Center Box Office at 487.3200, The Central Ticket Office (SDC) at 487.2073 or go online at tickets.mtu.edu. No refunds, exchanges, or late seating, please.

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SOMNIUM:  “The After Days:  A Somnium Event” will be held 7pm Saturday, Febaruay 12 at the Rozsa Center Art Gallery and is a free event.  Somnium is a Hancock based band whose music recalls Pink Floyd and presents a music-art fusion show with both local and out-of-the-area artists and musicians.  The art exhibition will remain in the gallery for three weeks after the opening night on February 12.

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PABLO FRANCISCO:  AKA “The Movie Trailer Guy” is this year’s Winter Carnival Comedian, sponsored by the Michigan Tech Student Entertainment Board.  This event will be held on Saturday, February 12 at 9pm in the Rozsa Center.  Not appropriate for children.  Ticket prices for the general public are $32 for adults, $30 for seniors, and $28 for students.  To purchase tickets, contact Michigan Tech Ticketing Services at the Rozsa Center Box Office at 487.3200, The Central Ticket Office (SDC) at 487.2073 or go online at tickets.mtu.edu. No refunds, exchanges, or late seating, please. 

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THAI STUDENT ASSOCIATION:  The Thai Student Association (TSA) is a new student organization, and will soon offer some activities to students who might interested, such as a presentation of Thailand, learning Thai through movies, and a cooking demonstration.  Their upcoming event is “Presentation of Thailand” which will be on Saturday, February 19.  Food is provided.  Please RSVP to Nook Patcharapol at pgorgitr@mtu.edu if you are interested in attending.  For more information you can visit their websites www.thaiatmtu.co.cc and http://www.involvement.mtu.edu/organization/Thai.

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VALENTINE’S DAY MOVIE:  The KISS Club and Film Board will be screening “She’s Out of My League” at 8:30 pm on Valentine’s Day in Fisher 135.  Doors open at 8:00pm and the event is FREE.  Bring a date, or come with friends.  Enjoy free popcorn, cookies and other Valentine’s Day goodies.  Free condom roses or chocolate roses while supplies last. Valentine’s Day and other prizes will be raffled at the end.

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GIVE BACK:  Join us on Tuesday, February 15 at 4:00pm at St. Vincents in Hancock and help prepare weekly meal packages as well as sorting in the food bank and donation room.  Then at 6:00pm, join us in the conversation and message of “The True Impact of Giving Back” with staff from St. Vincent’s and other stores from the local community.

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LEAD/HOST EVENTS DURING ORIENTATION:  There will be an information session for “Get Involved in Orientation 2011” on Tuesday, February 15 from 7:00pm to 8:00pm in MUB Ballroom A2.  The purpose of this information session is for your student organization to obtain information on how you can lead/host events during Orientation 2011.   Some of the orientation events include evening activities, holding an information session, or leading an orientation trip.  For more information, email  djturner@mtu.edu.

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RELAY FOR LIFE:  Students interested in joining a Relay for Life team can attend a Kickoff Party Thursday February 17th at 6:00pm in the Wadsworth Hall Annex.  Food and drinks are provided.  Please help fight cancer!  Any questions can be emailed to Stephen Schweitzer at skschwei@mtu.edu.

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CATCHPHRASE EVENT:  Delta Zeta will be hosting a Catchphrase event on Thursday, February 17th from 5-6pm; rides will be leaving from each residence hall lobby at 4:45pm. Any questions please feel free to contact Jessi Thoresen at jlthores@mtu.edu.

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HUGH BLAXILL PRESENTATION:  Hugh Blaxill from MAHLE Powertrain Ltd., will present “Challenges for Increased Efficiency through Increased Performance” on Wednesday, February 16 at 6:30pm in M&M U115.  This event is sponsored by the Society of Automotive Engineers.  FREE PIZZA AND POP!

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MOTOWN NIGHT:  Motown Night will be held on Satuday,  February 19, 2011 at 8PM in the DHH Ballroom.  The event is free, and sponsored by the Black Student Organization in celebration of Black History Month.  Students will dress up and perform hit songs by the Temptations, Supremes, Stevie Wonder, Jackson 5 and Marvin Gaye.  There will be trivia and prizes, and a photo booth where guests may take pictures in front of a backdrop.  The event is open to everyone, and light refreshments will be provided!

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STUDENT LEADERSHIP AWARDS:  Student Affairs is seeking nominations for the President’s Award for Leadership, Vice President for Student Affairs Service Award, and various other student leadership awards. The recipient of each award will be honored at the spring student leadership awards which will be held on Friday, April 15, 2011.  All awards and information about each can be found on the web at www.sa.mtu.edu/awards/.  Nominations for the President’s Award for Leadership and the Vice President for Student Affairs Award for Service need to be submitted by Friday, March 4, 2011, at 5:00 p.m.  Nominations for all other Student Leadership Awards need to be submitted by Friday, March 18, 2011.   Each nomination will enter you into a drawing for one of four $100 gift certificates from the Campus Bookstore.  If you have any questions concerning the awards, please contact Lynda Heinonen at 487-1832 or lheinone@mtu.edu.

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GREEK LIFE AWARDS:  Nominations for the 2011 Greek Life Awards are now open and run until 5:00 pm on March 1st, 2011.  Every spring, Greek Life at Michigan Tech takes the time to recognize those Greek chapters and their members who are making a positive impact in the Greek and University communities as leaders, scholars, and innovators.  Anyone can nominate a Greek student, adviser, or chapter for an award, not just Greeks!  For a direct link to the nomination packet, go to http://greek.mtu.edu/Current_Greek_Students/awards.pdf and print it out today!

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